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Ashes 2015: England end Day 1 at 274/4, lead Australia by 214 runs

England end the day's play at 274/4. Joe Root 124* and Stuart Broad 8/15 stars of the day for the hosts.

By: Express Web Desk | | August 7, 2015 12:39:39 pm

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England end the day’s play at 274/4. Joe Root 124* and Stuart Broad 8/15 stars of the day for the hosts. Alastair Cook-led unit made most of the morning conditions to skittle out the visitors for a paltry 60 and are strong in reply. They did get off to a shaky start but Root-Jonny Bairstow stand put the innings on track and swelled the lead. For Australia, Mitchell Starc, with figures of 3/73, was the only impressive bowlers as others struggled under bright sunshine. (Full Coverage | Fixtures | Photos)

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The build up

Anderson’s absence makes a huge difference: Pietersen 

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England will miss the skill and energy of leading wicket-taker James Anderson in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge, former batsman Kevin Pietersen said on Wednesday.

Johnson revels in ‘compliment’ of crowd abuse 

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Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has insisted he is relishing the role of being the man English crowds love to hate.

Clarke wants to lead Australia’s comeback

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Australia captain Michael Clarke is determined to prove the doubters wrong and lead his country back into contention for the Ashes when the fourth Test against England begins on Thursday.

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